“where do we go? Maybe we should get a hotel room?”I told her again.
“I don’t know”she replied innocently.
“We have enough money girlie..”I was cut short by the rumbling of thunder.
Oh yikes! This rain should hold on, atleast not now.
“mummy!”Eniola squealed rushing to hug my thigh, she pointed at something behind me.
I turned swiftly only to find two Agberos glaring at me.
“Wetin you carry?”One of them asked.
“Nothing.”I was trying to calm my self.
The other one dragged my purse off my grip, and they both ran off.
“Oh no! Thief! Thief ooo, help!”I called for help but none came, the whole place was deserted.
I looked at Eniola, she placed her hand on her face and sobbed silently.
“I’m sorry..”Was all I could whisper.
“We are stranded!”I hoped she’d understand.
“Lets go home”she sniffed.
“Noo honey! We can’t! We’ve no money…”
the thunder rumbled again.
“Oh no!”I gasped
the rain began with a shower, later it came down in torrents.
I hugged my daughter tightly, we both wept and shivered under the rain.
“Mummy…cold…mummy..cold…”Eniola kept whimpering.
“I’m sorry my Lil’ princess…”was all I could offer.
I regretted my actions. If and only if I didn’t run away. I cursed David, his family and all.
Suddenly light flashed around us, it was a car coming towards our direction.
Kidnapper! Ritualists! My heart was pounding dangerously. We’re doomed.
“What are you doing here?”A woman in mid-forties question from the car.
I turned to look at her, she was alone, I just felt I could trust her.
“Please can you take my daughter with you?”I wasn’t sure of what I said.
“How’s that possible? Why?”
“Please madam, she’s cold, we came into town late, we were robbed…we don’t know where to go..”my lips quivered.
She shook her head gently.
“Come in”She opened the back seat.
I didn’t hesitate, we got into the car and she drove us to her house.